Posted at 10:45 PM on November 2, 2005
by Euan Kerr
One of Hollywood's greatest teen idols makes a flying visit to the Twin Towns this weekend. Tab Hunter blasts in for a 2 pm Saturday appearance at the Richfield Borders Bookstore to read from his new autobiography "Tab Hunter Confidential: the making of a movie star."
Tab's career stretches from the 1950's and his years as a teen heart-throb, through the more troubled years where he struggled to escape that label and prove his acting chops.
His filmography is quite amazing, from "Ride the Wild Surf" and "Damn Yankees" to "Grease 2" and "Lust in the Dust." He also had a number 1 hit with "Young Love."
All this while, in the early days, the studios were trying to protect his "boy-next-door" image from recurring rumors he was gay. Later comfortably out of the closet his career he delighted in making films with John Waters. The "boy" is now in his mid-seventies, so there will be a lot to talk about.